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Perez Prado

Don Alfio/Love Child

SCEB919
Release Notes
  • 180gm LP + Bonus CD

“Known as Pantaleon Perez Prado,was the younger brother of the famous”King of Mambo".Pantaleon, who came to Europe in the 1950s, recorded several albums with Unifunk.A powerful Big Funk Band sound featuring: Tullio De Piscopo, Mario Rusca,
Paolo Tommelleri, Pino Prestipino and others…;.vocals Don Alfio

Includes “Circle” a strong track with a killer groove written by Mario Rusca. For this second LP, the obscure vocalist Don Alfio had gained enough prestige within the band to share the top of the bill with the bandleader. That’s probably because, in October

1973, the Love Child 45rpm (which has nothing to do with the 1968 Supremes’ hit) had enjoyed a good airplay on Supersonic, a daily Italian public radio show that presented a lot of freshly released records. The DJs explicitly credited the record to “Don Alfio with Perez Prado”. The reviving of Chicago banana from Escandalo!, plus many new tracks including Circle, Imperfect and the jazzy Chato, gave the record a precise latin-funk attitude. Bossanova evergreen Bahia (also known as Na baixa do sapateiro) and a synthled version of Ciliegi Rosa (Cherry pink and Apple Blossom White) are the only two concessions to Latin standards.